"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
Simple discipline technique - being positive! I used to give time-out after time-out and this is more effective for my 6-year-old. I count 1-2-3 before moving his name down to give him a chance to correct. And an end-of-day reward is great incentive to stay in the 'Happy zone'.
How to Help an Angry Child Calm Down Anywhere + Free Printable
Conflict resolution is an important behavior skill kids need to learn early to reduce sibling rivalry. This agreement helps outline what sibling behavior is acceptable, and most importantly what consequences a child can expect if they break the agreement and use poor behavior. If a child violates this agreement, the discipline for this child may involve kids agreeing do the chores of another sibling, receive a sibling’s allowance, or even clean their room.